Saturday, April 19, 2014 Nisan 19, 5774

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Maybe you learned about it in Hebrew school, or maybe you have a family member who's a survivor -- or a relative who didn't make it out of Europe -- but if you're Jewish, chances are good that you know of the Shoah. But what about non-Jews? How do they come to understand -- and possibly to empathize with --...
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Ryan Teitman
The students stood in two concentric circles -- one facing out, one facing in. Each person in each pair had only 30 seconds to speak. Their partners had to remain in complete silence. The prompts started out simply enough: Talk about spring-break plans, your most embarrassing memories. The responses to these topics drew on the normal bustle of teen lives...
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Ryan Teitman
A veteran U.S. Army general told a local audience this week that the Al Qaeda terrorist network has set itself a 20-year goal of establishing an Islamic caliphate throughout the Middle East, Northern Africa and Southeast Asia; having a direct confrontation with Western nations; and making Israel one of its very first targets. "I think that the mere fact that...
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Ryan Teitman
The quest for religious truth, explained New York University professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, goes on in all sorts of different ways throughout American culture, but in recent times, it has moved beyond religious texts, tradition and family life. The public fascination with the "Gospel of Judas," the supposed tomb of Jesus and even a work of pure fiction like The...
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As any college senior will tell you, when graduation starts to loom on the horizon, things can get pretty tense. The impending transition forces students to consider the central question of their young lives at this point: How can I land a job? In order to facilitate their search, local Jewish mentoring projects -- like those run by Hillel of...
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